February 28, 2011 — The lumbopelvic-hip complex is a key site of pain and disability. Its primary function is to transfer loads safely while addressing essential movement requirements.
Continued use of nonoptimal strategies for transferring load ultimately leads to pathoanatomical changes and excessive stress on joints. Metabolic, systemic, inflammatory, and infective conditions may also cause degenerative changes to the structure and function of the lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, and hips.
The Pelvic Girdle, by Diane Lee & Linda-Joy Lee, aims to provide the busy clinician with an evidence-based approach to the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the lumbopelvic-hip complex. In addition to an overview of the structure, normal kinematics, and dysfunction of the lumbopelvic-hip region, this recently updated text offers tools and techniques for effective practice. Photos accompany descriptions of techniques and strategies in an easy-to-read clinician-friendly format.
Importantly, The Pelvic Girdle moves beyond a simple “how-to” book. The fourth edition emphatically presents a new model for clinical reasoning, decision-making and the development of clinical expertise. The Integrated Systems Model helps provide a systematic methodology for investigating the myofascial, neural, articular, and visceral origins of pain and facilitates the resolution of a patient’s unique clinical puzzle. Real case reports and more than 240 online video clips help demonstrate the application of The Integrated Systems Model.
Source: OPTP, www.optp.com